Saturday, November 26, 2016

Woodland Basics Meets Be Merry

Good Morning!  I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful Thanksgiving! While our family was here I showed my mom all of the Christmas cards I have made so far, and when she saw this one, she put in a request for it! So she will be getting this card and tag this year.

These were a lot of fun to make. There is almost no stamping on this project. The sentiment is the only stamping, but it is still full of color and interest. Die sets like Woodland Basics make that possible. I started by die cutting all the images in the die set several times from white cardstock. It's always better to have more than you need so you don't have to go back and create more pieces when you are ready to assemble.

You could die cut them from different colors of cardstock instead, but for me the fun part is adding the color. I do that by using a sponge dauber and my PURE Color Dye Inks. I added a base color first to all of the die cuts. Then when that layer of ink was dry, I added a deeper shade of that color for shading.

When all of the die cut pieces have been colored it's time to assemble. This is really fun because you have everything you need already made and you get to move things around until it's just the way you want it! Once you get it the way that looks best to you, snap a picture with your phone. This makes adhering all the pieces back in place so much easier.

I assembled my pieces at the bottom of a circle die cut window I created using the Love Mom Layers die. I stamped my sentiment, from Be Merry, inside the window.

Because I had prepared so many pieces and had the die cut circle left over from the card, I was able to finish my card and create a matching gift tag! I added some clear Wink Of Stella over all of the die cut pieces and in the real life the shimmer is beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing you again soon to share the upcoming December Release!


  1. Gorgeous, love the clean, crisp design!!

  2. A lovely set Kara, no wonder your Mom wants these. Very nice!

  3. Kara these are just outstanding! An all die cut card is my favorite to make! How wonderful you made your mom's wish come true! How wonderful you still have your mom!!! Give her a hug from me? xx

  4. What a lovely pairing!! I like how you used the circle as the tag!!

  5. Beautiful card and tag - I love them both! No wonder your Mom wanted them - they're wonderful!!!

  6. LOVE how you used the die cuts! Your design is fabulous, so clean and stylish!


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